Fiat Lux in Lugdunum!

From 22 October to 11 November 2021, See a 360-degree immersive sound and light show in the heart of Saint-Jean Cathedral!

 Archives | Last updated date : 12/11/2021

Created by Damien Fontaine, this not-to-be-missed show envelops the audience in an explosion of light, revealing the cathedral’s priceless gems.

A journey back in time… 

Lugdunum, 176 CE. As the capital of Roman Gaul, and a major political, religious and trading centre, with links to the East in particular, the city grew into a lively, cosmopolitan hub. The Roman gods merged with other beliefs and superstitions. A small group, led by Pothinus and Irenaeus, attracted curiosity. Men and women of all backgrounds, including slaves and freedmen, the rich and poor, claimed allegiance to a certain Jesus. However, mistrust of the Christians gradually grew.
Set against the backdrop of Lyon’s distant past, the story of the secret and forbidden love between Lucius and Sarah is told…

Damien Fontaine

With a 360-degree image, lighting, music, and hundreds of actors and extras in the cathedral, Damien Fontaine’s show creates a magical atmosphere. The sound and light installation, with its huge images and innovative special effects, offers a memorable experience.

In practical...

Suitable for ages 7 and above
Full price: €30 – Discounted price of €18 with the Lyon City Card.
Show in French.
The programme given to the audience includes an English translation of the synopsis.

Every day from 22 October to 11 November 2020.
Two performances each evening at 6:30 and 9 pm.
Duration: 1½ hrs


Isabelle, our editor born and bred in Lyon! She was born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon in fact, studied in Lyon and now lives here. Territorial? Absolutely not! She loves travelling, widening her horizons, meeting new people and enjoys a change of scenery (without snow, if possible). Isabelle is curious and a people person, two attributes that often go hand in hand! Her favourite colour is green and her motto "a day without laughter is a day wasted!" 

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